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Enrique Alvarez, a Charanga lover

Havana, Cuba. – Charanga has always been the most difficult and at the same time the best-known format in Cuban popular music. Playing in a Charanga has always been an honor, since the dances of blacks and whites in the XIX century until our days. Quite a few have tried to join Miguel Failde, Antonio Maria Romeu, the Valenzuela siblings, Arcaño, Fajardo and Aragon’s brotherhood. They all belong... 

From father to son: Charanga inheritance

Havana, Cuba. – In the history of Cuban music, there are many families where a generational relief has taken place. The tradition passes from father to son; as if it were a purely genetic matter and no influence alien to the family would intervene. Enrique Álvarez, director y fundador de la orquesta Charanga Latina. Foto: Yannia Pérez Rumayor It happened this way with the Alvarez’s musical...